Well-known actor Hilary Duff, who rose to fame for portraying the title role in the television series ‘Lizzie McGuire,’ took to social media to declare that the series’ planned reboot has been canceled by the production company. As known, the reboot was first announced in August 2020.
Duff, who had been set to reprise her role as ‘Lizzie,’ released a written statement through her verified Instagram account regarding the cancellation. In the statement, Duff first wrote that she has been so honored to have the said character in her acting career and life, and continued:
“I know the efforts and conversations have been everywhere trying to make a reboot work but, sadly and despite everyone’s best efforts, it isn’t going to happen.”
After delivering the bad news for the loyal fans and followers of the character, Duff added:
“I want any reboot of Lizzie to be honest and authentic to who Lizzie would be today. It’s what the character deserves.”
Then the actor, who seems that she is in sorrow while announcing the news, addressed fans and recommended them to “mourn the amazing woman would have been and the adventures we would have taken with her.” The 32-year-old concluded her message as follows by interpreting that cancellation as one of the curses of 2020:
“I’m very sad, but I promise everyone tried their best and the stars just didn’t align. Hey now, this is what 2020’s made of.”
According to news obtained by The Independent, A Disney+ spokesperson told regarding the issue:
“Lizzie McGuire fans have high expectations for any new stories. Unless and until we are confident we can meet those expectations, we’ve decided to hold off and today, we informed the cast’s representatives that we are not moving forward with the planned series.”
The spokesman admitted in another statement that fans “have a sentimental attachment to” the series, which run between 2001 and 2004 through Disney Channel, and the character, and then clarified the decision of the Disney+:
“After filming two episodes, we concluded that we need to move in a different creative direction and are putting a new lens on the show.”
See below to view Duff’s post.